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Clean up still underway at Valdosta Salvation Army thrift store

Monica Caeser Monica Caeser

Employees at the Salvation Army thrift store in Valdosta are trying to salvage as much as they can as they continue to clean up after last week's heavy rain.

The roof of the store's storage garage collapsed around 3 p.m. on Monday, April 8th because of the heavy rain that day.

Monica Caeser, the store's manager, said she heard a bang and immediately ran to the back of the store to see what had happened.

"All I could see was water just flooding in to the area where we sort," Caeser said.

Since then employees have been busy pulling out all of the items that were stored in the garage.

"We've gotten everything that was damaged out of the garage. So, it's basically going through that stuff and seeing what's salvageable, which most of it isn't," explained Caeser. "Almost all our stock of books were damaged; all of our Christmas [items]. So, those are definitely the two things that we need."

Several pieces of furniture were also ruined when the roof collapsed and will have to be thrown away.

For more information about how you can donate, call the thrift store at 229-257-0101.

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